Category Archives: Author: Patricia C. Wrede

Talking to Dragons

Talking to Dragons
Patricia C. Wrede

Want a really positive story experience? Read this series.

This book was written a bit before the others, even though it’s last in the series.

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 255
Age Range: 10 and up
Year: 1985
Genre: Fantasy

Series: 4th of 4, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

One day a wizard calls upon Cimorene and her teenage son, Daystar. After melting the wizard skillfully, Cimorene retrieves the sword of the Enchanted Forest and sends her son on a quest with no explanation. Daystar soon discovers that his mission has something to do with the sleeping King of the Enchanted Forest, little does he know that the sleeping king is his own father.

Great ending to an exciting and funny series. This is the only book written in first person and has a slightly different tone because of it. Worth the read.

-Emily T.

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Calling on Dragons

Calling on Dragons
Patricia C. Wrede

Rrring! Hello? is it dragons?

Rrring! Hello? is it dragons?

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 244
Age Range: 10 and up
Year: 1993
Genre: Fantasy

Series: 3rd of 4, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

The Wizards are up to trouble again. This time they stole Mendanbar’s sword that protects the magic forest, without it the forest will die. A now-pregnant Cimorene must travel with the witch Morwen, the magician Telemain, and the King of the Dragons to reclaim the sword.

This is the longest book so far and possibly the slowest. I would still recommend reading it to find out what happens to the characters but it’s not as quick. There’s a good surprising ending.

-Emily T.

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Searching for Dragons

Searching for Dragons
Patricia C. Wrede

Looks like she found one!

Looks like she found one!

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 242
Age Range: 10 and up
Year: 1990
Genre: Fantasy

Series: 2nd of 4, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

During a stroll through the enchanted forest, King Mendanbar discovers part of the forest is missing and its magic too. Finding dragon scales, Mendanbar sets off to see the King of the Dragons. He meets Princess Cimorene and she tells him the King of the Dragons is missing. Together they set off on a quest to find the dragon and to see what part the wizards play in this new problem.

It’s fun to see where Cimorene is one year after the first book. It’s very witty and fun to read. Also, very quick!

-Emily T.

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Dealing with Dragons

Dealing with Dragons
Patricia C. Wrede

This blog's editor wrote to Patricia C. Wrede in 7th grade--and got a letter back!

This blog’s editor wrote to Patricia C. Wrede in 7th grade–and got a letter back!

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 212
Age Range: 10 and up
Year: 1990
Genre: Fantasy

Series: 1st of 4, The Enchanted Forest Chronicles

Princess Cimorene is not a normal princess and refuses to do what’s proper. After years of picking up hobbies that weren’t meant for a princess, Cimorene runs away and volunteers to be a princess for a dragon. She finds that she is well-suited to the task and soon uncovers a plot by the Wizards to take magic from the dragons.

This book is very witty and funny. It’s a quick read and keeps you engaged the whole time. I can’t wait to read the next one.

-Emily T.

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